Hey y'allz, it's been a while since I've posted an update, so here it goes!
1. Super Chibi Knight Ice Castle Update Released!
Since it's taking a long time to finish the game, I'm trying to make a bigger deal out of incremental updates as I go and posting them on Steam Early Access.
This one was fun cuz I fashioned a "poor-man's shader" for Flash to have a cool ice-reflection effect on icy surfaces. The level also has nifty dynamic snow (each individual flake is under my control). All of this made possible in large part by Tony (The-Exp)'s expert optimization help. I use the snow control for some cool surprises in the final boss battle.
DYNAMIC SNOW + BOSS:
2. Super Chibi Knight Jungle Level under-way:
I struggled with the question of whether I should bother including water pools and water physics in the jungle level because it would be a one-off gameplay thing and require research and core-engine tweaking (read as TIME) and I didn't want to delay the game even more. Eventually I just said "screw it" and decided to put in the water. It'll make the game more fun and I think it's worth a slight delay to include it.
It was pretty fun researching 2-D water physics and getting them working in AS3, here are some progress vids:
AS3 WATER PHYSICS:
Final result is that I'm MORE EXCITED to work on this jungle level. Getting re-invigorated is a nice side-effect to doing research into new stuff.
I did a couple livestreams of Super Chibi Knight development last week, and they were quite fun. Biggest benefit is that I work a lot harder/faster/more efficiently when someone is watching. I think I'll keep doing them just because of that!
Here are the links to the archives on YouTube (I apologize in advance for the bg music on some of these):
Pengu Ice Boss Day 1-1 (art): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QBRc65odBE
Pengu Ice Boss 1-2 (art): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwnM98fF8Bg
Pengu Ice Boss 1-3 (art) (short leftovers): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaNYgKAP6nM
Pengu Ice Boss 1-4 (art): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoM3zTNCUVI
Pengu Ice Boss 1-5 (art): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XpM6LpsBw8
Pengu Ice Boss Day 2-1 (coding): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyRs5fcmdPg
Pengu Ice Boss Day 2-2 (coding): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLj6kc2c9sw
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